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Children’s Fiction Translation Prize Launched

Children’s Fiction Translation Prize Launched

A new prize to encourage more international children’s books to be translated into the English language is being launched next month.

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Food Sellers in Sudan “Invent” the Gigabyte Sandwich

Food Sellers in Sudan “Invent” the Gigabyte Sandwich

Local markets in the capital Khartoum have been advertising the ‘One Gig’ as a means of dressing up the sandwich and make it more appealing to consumers.

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Arsene Wenger Recognised for his Dedication to Language Learning

Arsene Wenger Recognised for his Dedication to Language Learning

Arsene Wenger's dedication to language has now been recognised in a poll voted for by Guardian readers to choose a public language champion for 2013.

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Will Languages With No Digital Presence Die Out?

Will Languages With No Digital Presence Die Out?

A new study carried out by Andras Kornai of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences suggests that the internet is hastening the death of

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Lights, Camera, Action! The Birth of ‘Chinewood’

Lights, Camera, Action! The Birth of ‘Chinewood’

Chinese film industry enter into historic accord with British Cinema giving UK filmmakers access to biggest film market within next 10 yrs.

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Mandela Memorial Service Sign Language Interpreter Explains:

Mandela Memorial Service Sign Language Interpreter Explains:

The infamous sign language interpreter from Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Thamsanqa Jantjie, has claimed that he suffered from a schizophrenic attack that caused him to translate incorrectly and that he is an accredited sign language interpreter.

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China Healthcare Market Opened up to UK

China Healthcare Market Opened up to UK

Cameron oversaw the signing of a package of UK/Chinese healthcare deals expected to benefit the British economy to the tune of £120 million.

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It’s Good to Squawk

It’s Good to Squawk

A popular advertising campaign may wish to convince us that 'it's good to talk', but research suggests claim is truer than we might think.

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Google Translate Adds Nine New Languages

Google Translate Adds Nine New Languages

Google Translate has announced that it will add a further nine languages to its service, taking the total number of languages over 80.

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Global Trade Deal Worth £1bn to UK Agreed

Global Trade Deal Worth £1bn to UK Agreed

Ministers from across the world have agreed a landmark deal designed to boost global trade and facilitate faster and easier trading between countries.

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British Firms Urged to Meet China Tourism Demand

British Firms Urged to Meet China Tourism Demand

British firms are being urged to think about tailoring their customer service and marketing strategies around Mandarin.

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Exploring the Source of Language Comprehension

Exploring the Source of Language Comprehension

Scientists are mapping the brain in order to pinpoint areas crucial to language comprehension.

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Cameron Talks the Talk in China

Cameron Talks the Talk in China

Prime Minister David Cameron has been working hard to improve ties with China while on a visit to the county, including trying his hand at Mandarin.

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New Initiative to Encourage UK Students to Think Global

New Initiative to Encourage UK Students to Think Global

The UK Government has launched an ambitious new education programme to prepare the next generation to live and thrive in a global society.

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International Diplomacy Under Threat from Lack of Language Skills

International Diplomacy Under Threat from Lack of Language Skills

The British Academy has criticised the lack of language skills within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and wider government.

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Dora the Explorer to be Translated into Maori

Dora the Explorer to be Translated into Maori

Popular children's television shows Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob Squarepants are to be translated into Maori for Kiwi kids.

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Microsoft Kinect Technology Used to Interpret Sign Language

Microsoft Kinect Technology Used to Interpret Sign Language

Microsoft is now having a stab at bridging the gap between the deaf and those who can hear.

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Doctors Face New Language Skills Checks

Doctors Face New Language Skills Checks

Medical leaders have hailed the move which will see the GMC check foreign doctors' language skills before they are allowed to treat patients.

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Is Fashion Slang Here to Stay?

Is Fashion Slang Here to Stay?

Are colloquialisms like 'Loubs' and 'Flatforms' going to stay in popular culture?

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Bilingualism Can Delay the Effects of Dementia

Bilingualism Can Delay the Effects of Dementia

Speaking more than one language is not only a skill to be envied in business but could also carry mental health benefits.

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